My baby started pre-school today. It was a time of smiles artygirl: and tears :no: . I hated watching her scream and call out for mummy when I left her, the guilt doesn't get any easier no matter how many kids you have. I've been assured she stopped within 5 minutes and didn't cry again all day, joining in with the activities and kids. I'm dreading next week, :help: so any ideas on keeping it real positive. I've gone over the fun things she's done and have started talking about her 4th birthday in a couple of months and telling her that all the new friends she makes can come to her party. The pre-school is really good their hours are open, they allow her to wear her nappies and suck her dummy. Lots of cuddles are given if needed.